Day 43: Sunday, May 17
Six days later Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John the brother of James, and led them privately up a high mountain. And he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. Then Moses and Elijah also appeared before them, talking with him. So Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you want, I will make three shelters—one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my one dear Son, in whom I take great delight. Listen to him!” When the disciples heard this, they were overwhelmed with fear and threw themselves down with their faces to the ground. But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Do not be afraid.” When they looked up, all they saw was Jesus alone. As they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, “Do not tell anyone about the vision until the Son of Man is raised from the dead.”
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COMMENT & QUESTIONS
This week and next we will be in a new section of the book (the trip Jesus makes to Jerusalem) In today’s reading, Peter, James and John are invited to share in a special moment with Jesus. Peter writes about this:
“For we did not follow cleverly concocted fables when we made known to you the power and return of our Lord Jesus Christ; no, we were eyewitnesses of his grandeur. For he received honour and glory from God the Father, when that voice was conveyed to him by the Majestic Glory: “This is my dear Son, in whom I am delighted.” When this voice was conveyed from heaven, we ourselves heard it, for we were with him on the holy mountain.” (2 Peter 1:16-18)
Peter says that His experience with Jesus confirmed that He wasn’t following a concocted fable. What evidence do you base your faith upon?
We come to faith when we encounter the word of God (Romans 10:17). The word tells us about Jesus and about the plan of God. We come to understand that our life and this world only makes sense through the story of God's redemptive plan.